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WORD ASSOCIATION

New York Times, Sunday, August 11, 1968

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 580 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,938
Across
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Pronoun : THOU
5
Filer's abbreviation : MISC
9
Employe privilege : WASHUPS
16
Cut : SHORN
17
Wise man: It. : SAVIO
18
Ump's command : BATTERUP
19
Razing device: Slang : HEADACHEBALL
21
Shaking : ATREMBLE
22
___ Arbor : ANN
23
Nonclerical : LAIC
24
Sooty tern : NODDY
26
African game : IMPALA
27
Talks and talks : YAKS
29
Gay : PERT
31
Puff : SWELL
33
Mr. Lopez : SENOR
34
Class : STYLE
36
Place : SEAT
38
Distant : ALOOF
40
Last : LIVE
41
Pictures : OILS
43
Hope : TRUST
45
Get under way : ROLL
47
Do a farm job : TED
48
One in the employment picture : SUMMERWORKER
51
Football play : KEEPER
53
Jack of clubs : PAM
54
Plum : SLOE
55
Show again : RERUN
57
State: Abbr. : CAL
58
Semite : ARAB
60
Raged : FOAMED
62
Burglars : LOCKPICKS
67
Town in Colorado : CRAIG
69
Point of land : SPIT
70
Dutch: Abbr. : NETH
71
Laugh : TEHEE
72
Memorable pianist : TEMPLETON
74
City in N.C. : DURHAM
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Spotted : SEEN
77
Attention : EAR
78
Moved ahead : NOSED
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Flower : IRIS
82
Tip : END
83
Behind something : HIDDEN
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Immediately : THENANDTHERE
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Railroad car, for short : GON
90
Fabric flaw : SCOB
92
Copying : APING
93
Duck : TEAL
94
Charge : RUSH
96
Swing : TREND
98
Isn't serious : KIDS
100
Cup : STEIN
103
Flower : ASTER
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Talk nonsense : DROOL
107
Japanese condiments : SOYS
109
Husband : SAVE
110
Sirs, in Bonn : HERREN
112
Small case: Var. : ETWEE
114
Among : INTO
116
Reverse: Prefix : DIS
117
Ordeal : ACIDTEST
119
Statement of accounts : BALANCESHEET
122
Wines : MADEIRAS
123
Approving: Slang : OKING
124
Then: Fr. : ALORS
125
Sound systems : STEREOS
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Anc. Grecian promenade : XYST
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A good deal : LOTS
Down
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Road bump, old style : THANKYOUMAAM
2
Scuttle : HOD
3
Not on paper : ORAL
4
Open : UNCAP
5
Mercutio's subject : MAB
6
Man's name : IVAN
7
Bomb sites : SILOS
8
Damper : COLDWATER
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___ Tyler's Rebellion : WAT
10
City in Italy : ATRI
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Bows : STEMS
12
Name in opera lore : HEMPEL
13
City man : URBANITE
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Sweater : PULLOVER
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Caught in a way : SPEARED
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Bicameral body: Fr. : SENAT
17
Special device : SECRETWEAPON
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Waco school : BAYLOR
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Former movie czar : HAYS
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Doesn't dally : HIES
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State: Abbr. : DEL
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Poor : SLIM
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Source of poi : TARO
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Expression : LOOK
35
Trees : ELMS
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Fort feature : TURRET
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Spot : FLECK
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Inner man : SELF
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Timetable: Slang : SKED
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Sprang : LEAPT
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Border river of France : SARRE
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Perch : ROOST
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Queen : RULER
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Laminae : PLIES
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Covenant : PACT
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No, siree! : NOTHINGDOING
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Man, for one : BIPED
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City in N.D. : MINOT
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Vegetable : CHARD
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Real "go-go" girls : CHEERLEADERS
65
City in N.H. : KEENE
66
Furnish impetus to : SEND
68
Flowers, for short : GLADS
70
Pest, Yiddish style : NUDNIK
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Standing : ERECT
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Well back : DEEP
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Glove : MITT
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Be evasive : SHADOWBOX
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Girls : SHES
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"Tom" : HOUSECAT
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Without loss of equilibrium : INSTRIDE
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Gare du ___ : NORD
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Unequal: Prefix : ANIS
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Chow : EATS
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___ law, in physics : GRAHAMS
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Caps : BERETS
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Railroad yardman : HERDER
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Never : NOT
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Simultaneousness: Slang : SYNC
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Vines : IVIES
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Clutch : NEST
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Fix loose ends : RETIE
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Unseaworthy : LEAKY
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Creep : STEAL
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A Wolfe : NERO
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Ivy Leaguers : ELIS
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Christiania, since 1925 : OSLO
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Tyro seamen: Abbr. : SAS
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Insect : ANT
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Excitable : HOT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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